Jack Beal, Clouds

Medium: Lithograph, from stone
Date editioned: July, 1973
Ink and paper type: black ink on Arches white
Edition size: records incomplete
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image size: 7 1/2" x 11" 
Paper size: 12" x 16"

The summers spent at Black Lake in upstate New York gave Jack and Sondra plenty of opportunities to focus on natural forms. This image of Clouds was drawn from observation, and Jack's imagination has found (or invented) a playful interaction of positive and negative forms in the lower right corner of the print.


A Closer Look ... Clouds

  Detail from "Clouds," drawn with No. 5 and No. 4 litho pencils, on stone.

Detail from "Clouds," drawn with No. 5 and No. 4 litho pencils, on stone.

  Jack examines prints, and Sondra assists printer Roger Bailey. It is   late July, 1973, in the print room at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.        

Jack examines prints, and Sondra assists printer Roger Bailey. It is late July, 1973, in the print room at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. 

 

 

  Jack gently points out that his assistant with the sponge (Sondra) could lay down a bit more or a bit less water. It is a hot night.

Jack gently points out that his assistant with the sponge (Sondra) could lay down a bit more or a bit less water. It is a hot night.

  Another detail from "Clouds.

Another detail from "Clouds.